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Luxury train trip from Pretoria with excursions and/or golf

From 5237/ per person
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Travel in style by train from Pretoria to Cape Town and get acquainted with the history, architecture, nature and wildlife in the country along the way. You unpack your suitcase in your luxury coupé which is equipped with all conveniences. Along the way you will visit the cities of Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town. You take a look in the gold digger village of Pilgrim’s Rest and at the Big Hole, where diamonds were dug up, in Kimberley. Big Five safaris in the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve and Kruger Park are included, a visit to the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and the Kingdom of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) to name but a few activities. Golfers can play on various beautiful courses along the route (optional).

A trip with the Shongololo Express is still seen as a unique experience. The well-trained train staff and the guides who speak several languages will ensure that you will not miss anything during this trip.

These train journeys are a luxury way to get to know a country. The crew and guides will ensure that every day is special, no matter in which country you are, inside or outside the train. The journey starts with a warm welcome and then continues silently into an unforgettable holiday.

The excursions mentioned in the itinerary are carried out with an air-conditioned bus (you) and are included in the price. Participation in golf is for your own account. Train stays are based on bed, breakfast and dinner. Lunch on board the train is also included (see travel schedule). Lunches outside the train are for your own account.

The price on our website is based on a stay in a Gold Cabin. You can also stay in an Emerald Cabin for an additional charge:

Train Coupé type:

From left to right: Emerald double, Emerald twin, Gold double, Gold twin. Click on the images for a complete description of the room types.

Departure dates:

2019: 31 January and 3 October


From€ 5237/ per person
Eswatini (Swaziland), South Africa
Knysna, Cape Town, Kimberley, Pretoria, Hermanus, Graaff Reinet, George, Durban, Bloemfontein
Cape Town
  • Accommodation: Gold Cabin (upgrade to an Emerald Cabin possible)
  • Catering based on bed, breakfast and dinner.
  • Lunches on board the train where mentioned in the itinerary
  • Coffee, tea and water on board the train
  • Mentioned activities (excl. Golf fees), transfers and entrance fees
  • Flights and possibly visa
  • Travel and cancellation insurance
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Green fees golf courses
  • Lunches outside the train
  • Drinks
  • Supplement possibly upgrade cabin
dinner bed and breakfast
train cabin
Children under 10 years old are not allowed. Children from 10 years pay the adult price
* Shongololo Express uses the rail network of Zimbabwe, South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland and Mozambique. It may therefore occur that a delay occurs or that a different route must be chosen. The activities depend on the circumstances and can be shortened, adjusted or canceled.
Day 1: Pretoria and Soweto -

You are expected at 8 am at the train station in Pretoria. You start this journey at 9 a.m. with a tour through Pretoria and Soweto, two important places in the smallest province of South Africa. The province of Gauteng is the economic heart of South Africa and the province where the major cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria are located.

Today’s tour starts in Soweto, the largest township in South Africa with more than one million inhabitants. You pass the largest hospital in the southern hemisphere: Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital and drive through the only street in Africa where two Nobel Prize winners once lived: Archbishop Desmond Tutu and former president Nelson Mandela. You will also visit the Hector Pieterson Memorial in memory of this student who died in 1976 in the fight against the legislation of the Apartheid regime.

Pretoria is the administrative capital of South Africa. Here you will visit the Voortrekker Monument and museum. You also take a look at the Union Buildings from where the president and government work. This impressive building with a beautiful terrace garden was completed in 1913 and is a design by the British architect Sir Herbert Baker. In the garden in front of the Union buildings is a large statue of Nelson Mandela. (Day distance +/- 265 km)

At 4 p.m. you board your luxury driving hotel and leave for Nelspruit.

Day 2: Panoramaroute or golf -
Day 3: Kruger National Park or golf -
Day 4: Eswatini -
Day 5: Zululand - Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park -
Day 6: St. Lucia Wetlant Park tour or golf -
Day 7: Durban city tour or golf -
Day 8: Battlefields tour or golf -
Day 9: Bloemfontein -
Day 10: Kimberley tour or golf -
Day 11: Graaff Reinet -
Day 12 Oudtshoorn tour or golf -
Day 13: Knysna - Featherbed Nature Reserve of golf -
Day 14: Hermanus or golf -
Day 15: Cape Town -


p.o.a. = Price on request

Prices per person based on 2 travellers

Contact us for a proposal in case you are travelling with more or less travellers and/or kids.

All prices subject to availability and changes.


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